Chinese Toys – ISO 8124 Standards Must for Import
TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY
PART-II, SECTION-3, SUB SECTIN (ii)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OFCOMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
NEW DELHI, DATED 16TH JUNE, 2009
S.O.(E) In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5, read along with Section 3 (2) of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 19922, also read along with paragraph 2.1 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2004-2009, the Central Government hereby amends Notification No. 91(RE-2008)/2004-2009 dated 2nd March, 2009 as under :-
1. "Import of "Toys" appearing under ITC Codes 9501, 9502, 9503 of Schedule-1 of ITC(HS) Classifications of Export and Import items is prohibited upto 23rd January,2010 and unit further orders. However, import of toys accompanied by the following certificates shall be permitted.
(i) A certificate that the toys being imported conform to the standards prescribed in ASTM F963 or standards prescribed in ISO 8124 (Parts I-III) or IS 9873(Parts I-III) or standards prescribed in EN 71.
(ii) A certificate of Conformance from the manufacturer that representative sample of the toys being imported have been tested by an independent laboratory which is accredited under ILAC, MRA and found to meet the specifications indicated above. The certificate would also link the toys in the consignment to the period of manufacture indicated in the Certificate of Conformity."
2. This issues in public interest.
Director General of Foreign Trade and
Ex-officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India.
(issued from F. No.01/89/180/0053/AM01/PC-2(A)